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  • Motivation 9/17/14

    9/17/2014 7:24:59 PM, by TRAIN_2_RUN

    “Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Happy Wednesday! How’s this wee... Read more

  • Motivation 9/15/14

    9/15/2014 6:01:02 PM, by TRAIN_2_RUN

    “I know the price of success: dedication, hard work and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.” ~ Frank Lloyd Wright ... Read more

  • Day 1 of new streak

    9/14/2014 8:00:09 PM, by LUCILLEMARY2

    I am finally healed from surgery so my streak is to do at least 10 minutes exercise a day, more if I can manage it. I will try to post at least ... Read more

  • Yoga/Pilates

    9/6/2014 8:58:19 PM, by THEENFP

    I tried doing a class at the gym today called ''Centergy''. My trainer said I would love it. It is supposed to be a mix between yoga and pilates.... Read more

  • Just Call me The Calorie Countessa

    9/5/2014 5:27:38 PM, by TOPS-TORTOISE

    I noticed a featured team on Spark People the other day, Calorie Counters 'R Us. It looked like a great team for me since I'm all about counting... Read more

  • Barrier to Any Future Fast Food

    9/5/2014 1:14:26 PM, by THEENFP

    Yesterday was an emotional day for me. I posted on here, but ended up deleting the blog because I felt like I wasn't being fair. I have been... Read more

  • My Game Plan

    9/3/2014 11:51:46 PM, by TOPS-TORTOISE

    Some friends at my TOPS chapter asked what I've been doing since August was such a good month for me, so, here's my game plan. 1) I am exe... Read more

  • Fruit and Vege Boxes

    9/3/2014 8:48:14 PM, by THEENFP

    I wanted to get a Fruit and Vege box from the Crazy Pumpkin, but it was $20. Luckily I found someone to split one with, so I brought one today. I... Read more

  • TOPS Tuesday 2 Sept 14

    9/3/2014 11:18:48 AM, by TOPS-TORTOISE

    I lost a whopping 5 pounds this week. Whoo hoo! We started a new Stay On The Ball Challenge since we had a winner last week. I got kicked off ... Read more

  • I Can't Please Everyone

    9/1/2014 11:36:57 PM, by TOPS-TORTOISE

    We had a small family get together for Labor Day. It's not easy doing family dinners when I'm not eating quite the same as everyone else. Today... Read more

  • Binge with my sister

    8/31/2014 12:05:57 AM, by THEENFP

    I've been staying in Hamilton, NZ for about ten days because my sister invited me, after getting hammered down with a pretty serious cold. I... Read more

  • TOPS Tuesday 26 Aug 14

    8/28/2014 11:39:11 AM, by TOPS-TORTOISE

    I gained a measly 1/4 pound this week. I guess that's not too bad after last weekends blowup. So, needless to say, my sticker came off the ball... Read more

  • Weekend Blow-up

    8/25/2014 1:54:59 PM, by TOPS-TORTOISE

    This weekend was awful. It started on Thursday. I helped all day with our TOPS garage sale. Someone brought a box of donuts and I ate one. We... Read more

  • TOPS Tuesday 19 Aug 14

    8/20/2014 12:34:16 PM, by TOPS-TORTOISE

    This week was our first weigh-in for our stay on the ball contest. I only lost 1/2 a pound, but every little bit counts. It's weird because on ... Read more

  • Fearfully And Wonderfully Made

    8/19/2014 4:47:42 PM, by TOPS-TORTOISE

    Psalm 139:14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. I ... Read more

  • Confession

    8/16/2014 1:22:47 PM, by TOPS-TORTOISE

    I feel like I'm in a confession booth right now. Forgive me for gluttony, for I ate too much yesterday. I've been craving a crunchy savory snac... Read more

  • Stay On The Ball

    8/15/2014 4:01:11 PM, by TOPS-TORTOISE

    We started a new contest at our TOPS meeting this week. It came from the Aug/Sept issue of TOPS News. Each member who wants to participate writ... Read more

  • Fajita Fiesta!

    8/15/2014 12:36:11 PM, by TOPS-TORTOISE

    I made Chicken Fajitas for dinner last night. They were very colorful, healthy, nutritious, and delicious. My niece was here for dinner too and... Read more

  • TOPS Tuesday 12 Aug 14

    8/13/2014 2:27:08 PM, by TOPS-TORTOISE

    I lost 6-1/2 last week, and 2-1/4 this week. The scale is moving in the right direction. Now is the time when I have to be careful. After a fe... Read more

  • Learning to love myself

    8/12/2014 1:00:16 PM, by RESERVED1948

    I understand now that it is not that "no one wants me", it is that I do not want me. it took me six months to realize that all the feedback I re... Read more

  • Crunching Numbers

    8/11/2014 9:34:24 PM, by TOPS-TORTOISE

    Tomorrow will be two weeks straight that I have stayed within my calorie range. I lost 6.5 pounds the first week. I'm actually looking forward ... Read more

  • Count Your Cups Of Water

    8/5/2014 5:16:18 PM, by TOPS-TORTOISE

    I got the idea for this project when we were in Milwaukee for TOPS IRD. I didn't know this, since this was my first IRD, but a lot of people bri... Read more

  • Don't Let Humpty Dumpty Fall Off The Wall

    8/1/2014 1:53:10 PM, by TOPS-TORTOISE

    I got the idea for this challenge while going through some old TOPS materials that my mom has. It is a brick wall. The idea is to boost motiva... Read more

  • TOPS IRD???

    7/17/2014 12:37:01 PM, by TOPS-TORTOISE

    TOPS is for Take Off Pounds Sensibly. IRD is for International Recognition Days. There are interesting seminars by educated people, ceremonies ... Read more

  • Cymbalta Withdrawal Week 2

    7/9/2014 6:46:58 PM, by FATJAIL

    have taken 60 mg of the antidepressant Cymbalta for for the last 10 years. In February, feeling depressed and unable to motivate myself to get ... Read more

  • From Queen In April To Needing Most Support In June :(

    7/1/2014 12:58:47 PM, by TOPS-TORTOISE

    I don't seem to do very well keeping my motivation level up. I get off to a good start and I consistently track my food and exercise every day. ... Read more

  • Never too late

    6/30/2014 6:56:55 PM, by JANELMARIESTAR

    I exercised lifting weights and doing some chair exercises today. 20 minutes Overall it felt good. I could tell that my using weights was workin... Read more

  • Lovely day

    6/29/2014 9:40:18 PM, by JANELMARIESTAR

    Sunday was a day to incorporate My exercising for fun. I walked on Brighton Beach. It was great. THere was a little wind so it didn't feel too... Read more

  • The First Thing

    6/28/2014 6:26:36 PM, by JANELMARIESTAR

    THe first thing I am learning to do in the morning is to set my mood. Before I leave the house in fact almost before I get out of bed. I chose... Read more

  • Just try!

    6/27/2014 6:14:01 PM, by JANELMARIESTAR

    That is my word today. Just stand up and try and see what you can do. Today I chose to dance for exercise. Nothing fancy. Nothing earth shatt... Read more

  • Walking Mood

    6/27/2014 1:53:31 PM, by FATJAIL

    I have noticed that nearly every day I am logging a ten for mood. I typically have a difficult time with depression - so feeling good is a big de... Read more

  • Carrots and mushrooms

    6/26/2014 9:01:00 PM, by JANELMARIESTAR

    This evening I sautéed carrots which I bought shredded and mushrooms, added some seasonings and found much to my surprise how good it tasted. ... Read more

  • Looking without instead of within

    6/25/2014 9:46:40 PM, by JANELMARIESTAR

    I want to start looking with out. Yes I am going to focus on new healthy habits related to weight loss. But I am going to also get out in the c... Read more

  • Feeling Great

    6/24/2014 2:00:26 PM, by JANELMARIESTAR

    I had good news today. Totally made my day. I got my exercises in. Now anything I do today is extra. Thinking of working with wei... Read more

  • Second Try!

    6/23/2014 4:59:27 PM, by JANELMARIESTAR

    I actively refuse to give in to feeling negative today. I wrote one blog today not too positive but it took me only 10 minutes to realize that... Read more

  • What to do? What to do?

    6/21/2014 5:59:47 PM, by JANELMARIESTAR

    I have decided to make use of part of my evening where I relax watching tv. I decided I am going to spend the time exercising. This way I get to... Read more

  • Precious

    6/20/2014 2:59:03 PM, by JANELMARIESTAR

    The steps I take are precious. I am going to only say this once on this site. I have pain but I confess that I am Healthy. I confess that I hav... Read more

  • Energized for a new day!

    6/20/2014 9:15:41 AM, by JANELMARIESTAR

    Had a wonderful sleep. Ready to start my day with a oatmeal breakfast. Learning on a side note not to procrastinate so I will be do... Read more

  • Taking Care!

    6/19/2014 9:21:02 PM, by JANELMARIESTAR

    I am going all out for a foot soak and lotion foot massage this evening! Who says you can't enjoy spending time by yourself. I am l... Read more

  • Dancing

    6/19/2014 1:27:03 PM, by JANELMARIESTAR

    My heart is light and My body is calm. The weather is rainy and cold in Duluth! In fact I wore my winter coat as I got a walk in t... Read more

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